The first question that arose when rubber was first bonded to metal was how could the rubber be removed if needed on rejected products or worn out parts.
The whole idea of machining a piece of steel to bond with rubber is to form a part capable of withstanding extreme use and pressure. When the rubber wears out, it makes the metal insert useless unless the rubber can be safely removed and new rubber can be reapplied. This situation is common with parts found in the railroad, mining, automotive, marine, heavy equipment and military sectors. Progressive cavity pump power section stators also eventually wear out and need to be reclaimed.
While many methods were tried in the past to remove the rubber, the best technology attacks the bond, not the rubber. The bond can be quickly broken done at a fraction of the cost. A part reclaimed using this process leaves the rubber in its whole state with no fragments. Similarly, the metal is unaltered and can be easily used in other applications.
Reclaiming Rubber-to-Metal Bonded Parts
Goodyear Rubber offers an environmentally clean service that efficiently breaks rubber to metal bonds. The process ends up with a clean separation of bonded elastomer and metal. We can reclaim your metal large or small inserts made of any material or metal.
About Goodyear Rubber
Goodyear is a complete rubber solution provider that offers custom mixing, molding, extrusion, calendering and roll covering/ regrinding services. We are based in Southern California and offer turnkey elastomer solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense, construction, commercial, canning, sporting goods, automotive, mining, food processing and material handling sectors.
Goodyear Rubber handles all components of the rubber manufacturing process for whatever your application. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and ROHS compliant. Contact us at (909) 987-1774 or email@example.com for more information on how we can help you.